Also, we should start a betting pool on FFXV's plot points. Anyone interested?
I'll throw in:
>Focus shifts from small adventure to saving the world
>True antagonist doesn't show up until third act
>Final boss ends up being some sort of god-like being
>Some plot point about amnesia/messed up memory
>Comic relief character does something to help save the day
>Main party gets their hands on the last crystal at some point, but it gets stolen from them somehow.
There will be a betrayal
Noctis father will kick the bucket
Both nations will be almost destroyed by the true threat
There will be some type of peace talk between the two countries
Noctis mother will be of unknown origin and important to the plot.
Main party gets captured by the enemy
These are all fucking excellent.
One of the party members dies.
In addition to those...
There will be a persistent rival to Noctis.
You wont get the game's airship until you've nearly fully explored the map.
There will be a reference to characters from earlier games like FFs IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, and XIII.
There will be a super boss near the end that's far more difficult to fight than even the final boss in his final form.
The best weapon in the game will be awarded to anyone who can beat said super boss.
Until the DLC hits and there's even more super/gimmicky bosses that'll reward you with even better weapons/equipment.
There will be a DLC with an alternate ending that's basically almost exactly the same as the game's actual ending but with an extra couple of frames added to it.
The extra ending will cheapen whatever standard ending went with and will set up a sequel.
There will also be obnoxious minigames.
And the best non superboss gear must be looted from stupidly rare drops from stupidly rare enemies hidden in massively obscure locations.
There will also be a piece of top tier gear that can only be obtained if you never open certain, unmarked chests scattered about throughout the game and if you make it to the pedestal right before the final boss chamber in under 10 hours.
Oh, and the piano teacher in Phantasy Star 2 was gay. It was just censored out in the US version. In the Japanese version he'd give cheaper piano lessons to guys he thought were cute, but in the US version he'd give guys discount rates because he thought men were smarter. So what's worse? A gay piano teacher or a sexist one? I'll take gay over sexist any day.
There's the PC JRPG series Lightning Warrior Raidy that's got an openly gay protagonist. Of course they're PC games made in Japan so obviously its entirely FTP.
Comedy option aside and despite the white washing for the US release, Fire Emblem 10's Heather was pretty openly gay for the girls (even in the US version the subtext is still there, just not as explicit). And while there were other characters in the series that were implied to be interested in the same sex (namely Raven X Lucius and Lyn X Florina; both from the first western FE) none have been open or explicit about it.
There's also the Summon Night SCS games but that's more due to laziness on the writers part since both games were written for a male lead first and added a female lead with a handwave to the fanservice directed at the male lead.
There's also the occasional gay character in an Super Robot Wars game. But all of those stem from the source material rather than from the games themselves, and
none of the original characters are openly gay for each other (although a case can be made for Sanger X Rastel and Latooni X Shine but you'd need your shipping glasses on for those)
Ibis and one of her copilots are fairly open about their relationship (but I forget which one and just how open the relationship was). On the plus side Ibis is one of the OG leads for the Alpha series, so there's one openly gay JRPG lead in a not porn game (provided I'm recalling correctly). There's also at least one or more gay original antagonist in the series but unfortunately the series villains are pretty much walking lumps of villainous stereotypes which doesn't help matters in the least.
And speaking of the SRW games there's also the Queen's Blade/Gate games from the same studio that probably has a gay character or two in there or somewhere (amongst pretty much every other conceivable fantasy fetish out there that the entire QB cast represents and is almost entirely FTP as well). The QG characters are decidedly less fetish fuel but a) there aren't any openly gay characters (although a few get really fucking close) and b) just like with the non OG SRW characters above, they're simply bringing what's already been established elsewhere to the table.
And finally Chrono Trigger's Flea, but that's more transgendered rather than straight gay.